Bridgewater Bay

Bridgewater Bay

Victoria, Great Ocean Road


This gorgeous bay with a chilled out rural feel is the last surf spot suitable for beginners in Victoria before crossing the border into South Australia and it is definitely worth a visit. An awesome spot for practising surfing with a really broad sandbar making catching whitewater waves easy and also fun for taking off on green waves and turning for progressing surfers.

Wave Type
Spilling waves break over the very broad, low gradient sandbar with rights and lefts mixed in with close outs. Beginner surfers should stick to the western end of the beach in front of the surf club and cafe where the smallest waves are normally found, along with shelter from west winds. If you're planning on going for a swim, definitely only do so between the red and yellow flags at this isolated beach. The middle of the beach and eastern end can have significantly bigger surf, strong rip currents and rocks are also present along the beach.

Good Wind Direction
Best on West to North East winds.

Good Swell Direction For Fun Beginner Waves
Big West to South West swells and small South to South East swells.

Hazards
- Rocks
- Rip Currents
- Marine Life

Have fun surfing Bridgewater Bay by practising surfing etiquette and surf safety.

Access
Car park is located at the southern end of the beach.

Lifeguard Patrolled
Patrolled on weekends and public holidays from December until late April - always swim between the red and yellow flags.

Beginners & kids are best to surf when Lifeguards are on patrol or with a friend who has decades of surfing experience.

Amenities
Located at the surf club.

Closest Shops
Great coffee, food and service with stunning views of the bay can be found at the Bridgewater Bay Café with healthy meals for vegetarians and kids offered, or head into Portland for more options along with Gunna's Surf and Sport.

Photos of Bridgewater Bay

Bridgewater Bay

Bridgewater Bay
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe

 

Bridgewater Bay broad sandbar

Broad sandbar of Bridgwater Bay on a small surf day
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe

 

Bridgewater Bay looking east

View east to the more swell exposed and isolated middle of the beach.
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe

 

Bridgewater Bay sheltered west corner

The protected west end of the beach is a great spot to seek shelter from strong west winds and swell.
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe

 

Bridgewater Bay surfing

Surfing Bridgewater Bay on a messy, onshore wind day.
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe

 

Bridgewater Bay SE wind SW swell

Messy surf fun with SE onshore wind and moderate SW swell conditions.
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe

 

Bridewater Bay

Beautiful Bridewater Bay, Great Ocean Road
Photo: Rob Blackburn. Courtesy Tourism Victoria

 

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